A Tribute to My Father, Glen Lewis Witt

On July 27, 2017, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

I’m saddened to share with you that my father, Glen L. Witt, founder of Glen-L Marine Designs in Bellflower, California has “retired” at the ripe old age of 98 years. Only his passing away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ended his work with the company and calling to which he dedicated his life and passion. […]

Glen-L History Photo #4

On January 6, 2012, in History Photo of the Week, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

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Designer’s Notebook: Fairing by the “RABL Method”

On December 28, 2011, in Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, WebLetters, by Glen L. Witt

Most have never heard of Sam S. Rabl, a naval architect, author and innovator of small boat building methods. Sam was at the height of his career back in the mid-forties, when he wrote several books and numerous boatbuilding articles. Most of his works are now long gone, so why should you care about this […]

Build Your Dream Boat #20


Are you concerned with finding the correct type and quality of plywood to build your boat? Today’s article by Ken Hankinson should clear up some of your questions. Enjoy… CHOOSING PLYWOOD FOR BOAT USE By Ken Hankinson, Naval Architect Among the several factors concerning the proper selection of plywood to use in boat work may […]

Build Your Dream Boat #18

On August 2, 2010, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

Continuing the boat building dream #18… This week’s post is specifically for those of you who are still trying to decide if building a boat is right for you or if you can really do it. This article was written by Naval Architect, Ken Hankinson back in 1985 for publication in Trailerboats Magazine but is […]

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